In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Ragdoll Cat step-by-step.
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To draw this Ragdoll Cat step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Below you can watch a Narrated step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle as a guide for the ragdoll cat's body. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
On the top, left side, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the head. This circle should be about one-third the size of the first circle. Place the circles close together so that the neck isn't too long.
Step 2: Draw a curved, horizontal line across the head as a construction guide to help you place the ragdoll's facial features later. Draw a short, vertical line at the top for another guide. On top of the head, draw two small triangular shapes as guides for the ears. Pay attention to the size of the ears in relation to the head. Don't draw the ears too close together. The shape of each ear should be similar to an upside-down letter V.
Step 3: Under the horizontal construction line, draw a small circle as a guide for the cat's muzzle. This circle should be pretty small in relation to the head. On the lower, left side of the body, draw two short vertical lines as guides for the front leg. Below the lines, draw a curved shape as a guide for the paw. The shape of the paw should be similar to the letter D on its side. Pay attention to the size of the leg in relation to the body.
Step 4: Draw two lines that connect the head to the body to create the guide for the ragdoll cat's neck. The tops of these lines start at the ears. The line on the left should be longer and curvier. On the lower, right side of the big circle, draw a long angled line as a guide for the lower half of the body. This line should end on the right side of the front leg.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.
Step 5: Inside the head, on top of the horizontal construction guide, lightly sketch two small circles for the cat's eyes. When you get the size and position of the eyes right, darken the shapes but make the sides wider and pointier. The inner corners of the eyes should point down toward the muzzle. Inside each eye, off to the side, draw a tiny circle for a highlight. In the middle of each eye, draw a bigger, oval-like shape for the pupils. Add a few small, curved lines around the eye for a bit of the bare skin and fur.